Sooni Taraporevala: India’s 10 Best Contemporary Photographers You Should Know


January 29, 2016

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Sooni Taraporevala, a fantastically talented photographer, screenwriter and film maker was featured in a list of the Top 10 Photographers of India.

“…….India has a legacy of cultural variety and deep-rooted artistic expression. Staying true to that history, the nation is fast producing a generation of photographers rooted in the diversity of the country and at the same time looking outwards, seeking inspiration from different sources. We present to you ten Indian photographers who have captured moments so evocative that they demand attention…..”


Sooni Taraporevala

Sooni Taraporevala has many feathers in her proverbial cap. Besides being an acclaimed photographer, she is also a filmmaker and a screenwriter. A Harvard graduate specialising in English Literature, Film and Photography, Taraporevala started her career as a still photographer. The centrepiece of her photographic career was a coffee table book of her photographs entitled ‘Parsis: the Zoroastrians of India – A Photographic Journey’. The project, a labour of love conceived over a time span of more than 20 years, offers a comprehensive glimpse into the Zoroastrian community within India, revealed only to Taraporevala’s trained eye. Photographs from this series have been exhibited at the gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Bombay; the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi and at the Tate Modern, London.